Writing a hot check to purchase food may have landed a local man in hotter water with the law.
Rickenski V. Cosby, 30, of the 500 block of Winford Street, was arrested on warrants for bank fraud and parole violation after he allegedly ordered $400 worth of food from a restaurant and paid with it using a check on a closed account.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said when Cosby picked up the order, he wrote a check drawn on a community church in Denton, Texas.
"When the check came back on a closed account, the restaurant manager came to the police department to file a report," Cropper said.
"Investigators, Det. Keith King Jr. and Det. Chris Cheatham contacted the restaurant and interviewed the person who actually took the check from the suspect. The employee knew the suspect personally – had actually attended school with him. He was able to identify the suspect as Cosby."
Once the suspect was identified, Cropper said investigators contacted the Webster district attorney's office for advice on what actual charge to file.
"On February 28, Cosby was observed in a vehicle on East Union and W.R. Reeder streets," Cropper said. "A traffic stop was conducted, and Cosby was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for bank fraud."
According to the report, Cosby also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Probation and Parole. He was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. His bond was set at $10,000.